Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry
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NBC Sports presents daily live coverage of the Royal Meeting in Ascot, Berkshire, England including the first-ever NBC broadcast on Saturday, June 23, at 9 a.m. ET.
Kentucky Downs is transferring $500,000 apiece to the purse accounts at Ellis Park, Churchill Downs, and Keeneland in an agreement with the Kentucky HBPA, which represents owners and trainers at the commonwealth's five Thoroughbred tracks.
2017 Horse of the Year Gun Runner is ranked second, while Triple Crown winner Justify is co-ranked in fourth.
Award gives posthumous recognition to Capps' dedication to the racing industry.
On the same night Justify will parade in front of the crowd at Churchill Downs, trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Mike Smith will team up with another on-the-rise 3-year-old in the $100,000 Matt Winn Stakes (G3).
This week is a stakes report on Starry Dreamer after her victory in the 1997 Regret Stakes on the Churchill Downs turf. Written by David Schmitz, the report appeared in the May 17, 1997 issue.
Making his debut at Evangeline Downs, Norman Stables' Victory Trip went gate-to-wire June 13 to represent Guilt Trip's first winner from the stallion's first starter.
St Patrick's Day, a full brother to Triple Crown winner and Horse of the Year American Pharoah, will make his European debut in the June 14 Ballycorus Stakes (G3) at Leopardstown in Ireland.
Having settled for second place twice in as many outs over the Louisville oval, the daughter of Curlin returns to Churchill Downs June 16 for the $200,000 Fleur de Lis Handicap (G2), and will vie once more for a spot in the winner's circle.
Tim Ritvo, The Stronach Group's chief operating officer, said June 13 that closing Golden Gate Fields could be a possibility if changes are not made to a complicated simulcast issue in Northern California.
A desire to obtain one of the last 2-year-olds sired by Scat Daddy led Florida horseman Carlo Vaccarezza to go to $650,000 to acquire a son of the late stallion during the first session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales June 2-year-olds in training sale.
A filly from the first crop of Cairo Prince rewarded her consignors for their patience when she was hammered down for $375,000 to Baoma Corp. during the June 13 opening session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales June 2-year-olds in training sale.
Chad Brown, Javier Castellano, and Michael Dubb took top honors in the 2018 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival Championship for best overall performance by a trainer, jockey and owner, respectively, during the three-day event at Belmont Park.
The handicap ranks still have some sorting to do. To that end, the June 16 $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (G1) can bring a leading adversary to the forefront as a field of nine will try their collective hand in the 1 1/8-mile test.
The Kentucky Equine Education Project, Kentucky's equine economic advocate, June 13 announced changes and additions to the KEEP Board of Directors.
The last time consignor Gayle Woods had a 2-year-old as fast as an Uncle Mo colt that sold for $370,000 during the opening session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales June 2-year-olds in training sale June 13, it was the eventual grade 1 winner Celestine.
Woodbine has been forced to cancel its evening live Thoroughbred racing program June 13 because of a power outage.
Undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify, fresh off his victory in the June 9 Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1), will return to his home base at Santa Anita Park June 17, with an estimated time of arrival at 1 p.m. PDT.
It was quite an unusual day for trainer Danny Pish June 12 at Harrah's Louisiana Downs. With four starters on the card, Pish's runners won two races in not one, but two dead heats.
As part of the social media activities related to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame's Foal Patrol project, fans were given the opportunity to submit names for some of the horses for the owners to consider.